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Issue and Pull Request Templates

Some projects have a standard list of questions that users need to answer when creating an issue or pull request. Gitea supports adding templates to the default branch of the repository so that they can autopopulate the form when users are creating issues and pull requests. This will cut down on the initial back and forth of getting some clarifying details. It is currently not possible to provide generic issue/pull-request templates globally.

Additionally, the New Issue page URL can be suffixed with ?title=Issue+Title&body=Issue+Text and the form will be populated with those strings. Those strings will be used instead of the template if there is one.

File names

Possible file names for issue templates:

  • ISSUE_TEMPLATE.md
  • ISSUE_TEMPLATE.yaml
  • ISSUE_TEMPLATE.yml
  • issue_template.md
  • issue_template.yaml
  • issue_template.yml
  • .gitea/ISSUE_TEMPLATE.md
  • .gitea/ISSUE_TEMPLATE.yaml
  • .gitea/ISSUE_TEMPLATE.yml
  • .gitea/issue_template.md
  • .gitea/issue_template.yaml
  • .gitea/issue_template.yml
  • .github/ISSUE_TEMPLATE.md
  • .github/ISSUE_TEMPLATE.yaml
  • .github/ISSUE_TEMPLATE.yml
  • .github/issue_template.md
  • .github/issue_template.yaml
  • .github/issue_template.yml

Possible file names for issue config:

  • .gitea/ISSUE_TEMPLATE/config.yaml
  • .gitea/ISSUE_TEMPLATE/config.yml
  • .gitea/issue_template/config.yaml
  • .gitea/issue_template/config.yml
  • .github/ISSUE_TEMPLATE/config.yaml
  • .github/ISSUE_TEMPLATE/config.yml
  • .github/issue_template/config.yaml
  • .github/issue_template/config.yml

Possible file names for PR templates:

  • PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE.md
  • PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE.yaml
  • PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE.yml
  • pull_request_template.md
  • pull_request_template.yaml
  • pull_request_template.yml
  • .gitea/PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE.md
  • .gitea/PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE.yaml
  • .gitea/PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE.yml
  • .gitea/pull_request_template.md
  • .gitea/pull_request_template.yaml
  • .gitea/pull_request_template.yml
  • .github/PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE.md
  • .github/PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE.yaml
  • .github/PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE.yml
  • .github/pull_request_template.md
  • .github/pull_request_template.yaml
  • .github/pull_request_template.yml

Directory names

Alternatively, users can create multiple issue templates inside a special directory and allow users to choose one that more specifically addresses their problem.

Possible directory names for issue templates:

  • ISSUE_TEMPLATE
  • issue_template
  • .gitea/ISSUE_TEMPLATE
  • .gitea/issue_template
  • .github/ISSUE_TEMPLATE
  • .github/issue_template
  • .gitlab/ISSUE_TEMPLATE
  • .gitlab/issue_template

Inside the directory can be multiple markdown (.md) or yaml (.yaml/.yml) issue templates of the form.

Syntax for markdown template

---

name: "Template Name"
about: "This template is for testing!"
title: "[TEST] "
ref: "main"
labels:

- bug
- "help needed"

---

This is the template!

In the above example, when a user is presented with the list of issues they can submit, this would show as Template Name with the description This template is for testing!. When submitting an issue with the above example, the issue title would be pre-populated with [TEST] while the issue body would be pre-populated with This is the template!. The issue would also be assigned two labels, bug and help needed, and the issue will have a reference to main.

Syntax for yaml template

This example YAML configuration file defines an issue form using several inputs to report a bug.

name: Bug Report
about: File a bug report
title: "[Bug]: "
body:
- type: markdown
attributes:
value: |
Thanks for taking the time to fill out this bug report!
# some markdown that will only be visible once the issue has been created
- type: markdown
attributes:
value: |
This issue was created by an issue **template** :)
visible: [content]
- type: input
id: contact
attributes:
label: Contact Details
description: How can we get in touch with you if we need more info?
placeholder: ex. email@example.com
validations:
required: false
- type: textarea
id: what-happened
attributes:
label: What happened?
description: Also tell us, what did you expect to happen?
placeholder: Tell us what you see!
value: "A bug happened!"
validations:
required: true
- type: dropdown
id: version
attributes:
label: Version
description: What version of our software are you running?
options:
- 1.0.2 (Default)
- 1.0.3 (Edge)
validations:
required: true
- type: dropdown
id: browsers
attributes:
label: What browsers are you seeing the problem on?
multiple: true
options:
- Firefox
- Chrome
- Safari
- Microsoft Edge
- type: textarea
id: logs
attributes:
label: Relevant log output
description: Please copy and paste any relevant log output. This will be automatically formatted into code, so no need for backticks.
render: shell
- type: checkboxes
id: terms
attributes:
label: Code of Conduct
description: By submitting this issue, you agree to follow our [Code of Conduct](https://example.com)
options:
- label: I agree to follow this project's Code of Conduct
required: true
- label: I have also read the CONTRIBUTION.MD
required: true
visible: [form]
- label: This is a TODO only visible after issue creation
visible: [content]

Markdown

You can use a markdown element to display Markdown in your form that provides extra context to the user, but is not submitted by default.

Attributes:

KeyDescriptionRequiredTypeDefaultValid values
valueThe text that is rendered. Markdown formatting is supported.RequiredString--

visible: Default is [form]

Textarea

You can use a textarea element to add a multi-line text field to your form. Contributors can also attach files in textarea fields.

Attributes:

KeyDescriptionRequiredTypeDefaultValid values
labelA brief description of the expected user input, which is also displayed in the form.RequiredString--
descriptionA description of the text area to provide context or guidance, which is displayed in the form.OptionalStringEmpty String-
placeholderA semi-opaque placeholder that renders in the text area when empty.OptionalStringEmpty String-
valueText that is pre-filled in the text area.OptionalString--
renderIf a value is provided, submitted text will be formatted into a codeblock. When this key is provided, the text area will not expand for file attachments or Markdown editing.OptionalString-Languages known to Gitea.

Validations:

KeyDescriptionRequiredTypeDefaultValid values
requiredPrevents form submission until element is completed.OptionalBooleanfalse-

visible: Default is [form, content]

Input

You can use an input element to add a single-line text field to your form.

Attributes:

KeyDescriptionRequiredTypeDefaultValid values
labelA brief description of the expected user input, which is also displayed in the form.RequiredString--
descriptionA description of the field to provide context or guidance, which is displayed in the form.OptionalStringEmpty String-
placeholderA semi-transparent placeholder that renders in the field when empty.OptionalStringEmpty String-
valueText that is pre-filled in the field.OptionalString--

Validations:

KeyDescriptionRequiredTypeDefaultValid values
requiredPrevents form submission until element is completed.OptionalBooleanfalse-
is_numberPrevents form submission until element is filled with a number.OptionalBooleanfalse-
regexPrevents form submission until element is filled with a value that match the regular expression.OptionalString-a regular expression

visible: Default is [form, content]

You can use a dropdown element to add a dropdown menu in your form.

Attributes:

KeyDescriptionRequiredTypeDefaultValid values
labelA brief description of the expected user input, which is displayed in the form.RequiredString--
descriptionA description of the dropdown to provide extra context or guidance, which is displayed in the form.OptionalStringEmpty String-
multipleDetermines if the user can select more than one option.OptionalBooleanfalse-
optionsAn array of options the user can choose from. Cannot be empty and all choices must be distinct.RequiredString array--

Validations:

KeyDescriptionRequiredTypeDefaultValid values
requiredPrevents form submission until element is completed.OptionalBooleanfalse-

visible: Default is [form, content]

Checkboxes

You can use the checkboxes element to add a set of checkboxes to your form.

Attributes:

KeyDescriptionRequiredTypeDefaultValid values
labelA brief description of the expected user input, which is displayed in the form.RequiredString--
descriptionA description of the set of checkboxes, which is displayed in the form. Supports Markdown formatting.OptionalStringEmpty String-
optionsAn array of checkboxes that the user can select. For syntax, see below.RequiredArray--

For each value in the options array, you can set the following keys.

KeyDescriptionRequiredTypeDefaultOptions
labelThe identifier for the option, which is displayed in the form. Markdown is supported for bold or italic text formatting, and hyperlinks.RequiredString--
requiredPrevents form submission until element is completed.OptionalBooleanfalse-
visibleWhether a specific checkbox appears in the form only, in the created issue only, or both. Valid options are "form" and "content".OptionalString arrayfalse-

visible: Default is [form, content]

Syntax for issue config

This is a example for a issue config file

blank_issues_enabled: true
contact_links:
- name: Gitea
url: https://gitea.com
about: Visit the Gitea Website

Possible Options

KeyDescriptionTypeDefault
blank_issues_enabledIf set to false, the User is forced to use a TemplateBooleantrue
contact_linksCustom Links to show in the Choose BoxContact Link ArrayEmpty Array
KeyDescriptionTypeRequired
namethe name of your linkStringtrue
urlThe URL of your LinkStringtrue
aboutA short description of your LinkStringtrue